Help with Contacts

David Woolley forums at
Fri Apr 26 19:20:05 EDT 2013

Eduardo Hauck wrote:
> So I've recently started using Xubuntu and Pidgin with it. It worked 
> perfectly for me, connecting to both MSN and Facebook (XMPP).

Note MSN should be closing down any time now.

> But after a day or something of use, something odd happened. The 
> facebook contacts starts to appear all offline in my buddy lists, even 

See an earlier reply.

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: Issue with Facebook Friends List
Date: Fri, 26 Apr 2013 11:09:06 -0400
From: Ethan Blanton <elb at>
To: Jacob Hall <jacobhall90 at>
CC: support at
References: <517A9528.5050906 at>

Jacob Hall spake unto us the following wisdom:
 > Lately I have been having an issue with Pidgin and facebook chat. I
 > do not get any errors when signing in but no one on my friends list
 > appears online. If I log into facebook I can see that I do in fact

You and everyone else sending questions to this list without checking
the archives.

This is a Facebook problem, they can't seem to run reliable services
over there.


David Woolley
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